This Month's Change Recipient
Falling Forward Foundation
Every day, another person suffers a stroke, brain injury or spinal cord injury. When insurance stops paying for rehabilitation, grants from Falling Forward make it possible for patients to continue their recovery and avoid a life of disability.
All of the money raised by Falling Forward stays local. Falling Forward has no paid staff and 0% administrative costs. So, 100% of donations will be used to support someone doing their rehabilitation at Lawrence Memorial Hospital! Your donation will help another local person go from “disability” to ABILITY!
Learn more at www.fallingforward.org
2017 Change Recipients
Headquarters, Inc. is the suicide prevention leader in Kansas, providing counseling, education and resources to improve public health. “Small but mighty” has been used to describe Headquarters Counseling Center, their National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) crisis center that serves people from all over Kansas, answering over 20,000 calls a year.
In operation since 1969, Headquarters’ commitment is to provide free and confidential crisis counseling and emotional support to everyone that reaches out. The crisis center is operated by trained volunteer counselors and is open 24 hours a day, all year long.
In addition, Headquarters operates the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center-offering training and technical assistance to communities around the state, and promoting behavioral health advocacy and policy work. For more information, visit www.headquarterscounselingcenter.org.
CLO's Midnight Farm
Midnight Farm is a unique holistic day services site that operates within Community Living Opportunities non-profit organization. Midnight Farm serves adults with differing developmental abilities through engagement, classes, life skills, therapeutic benefits, encouragement of healthy choices, jobs and endless learning opportunities.
Working together in the on-site gardens and greenhouse is one of the most common ways in which skills and healthy choices are learned. Midnight Farms’ gardening program, Green Thumb Club, provides an opportunity to learn the importance and management of a healthy, organic garden.
Donors directly impact the learning and experiences of all individuals that utilize Midnight Farm throughout the year. For more information, visit www.midnight-farm.org.
Kansas Advocates for Better Care
Kansas Advocates for Better Care advocates for safe, good quality care for older adults and to prevent elder abuse and neglect. KABC provides older adults and their caregivers guidance, support and information about all things related to long-term care whether at home or in an adult care facility, including help for addressing specialized dietary needs such as low-sodium, or anti-inflammatory, or specially prepared foods for persons who have difficulties with swallowing due to stroke or dementia. For 40+ years KABC has provided older adults resources for improved care and healthier aging.
For more information, visit www.kabc.org.
Growing Food Growing Health
Now entering its eighth season, the Growing Food, Growing Health (GFGH) School Garden Project continues to grow and evolve. The project is directed by Community Mercantile Education Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit sister organization of The Merc Co+op. GFGH runs a beautiful production garden at West Middle School and two education-based gardens at neighboring Sunset Hill Elementary and Hillcrest Elementary. Sustainably grown produce (over 15,000 lbs to date) is used in the school cafeteria and sold to the co-op to help support the project.
For more information, visit http://www.themerc.coop/gfgh.